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Including user needs in product development

Presentation held at Joint CEWIT-TZI-acatech Workshop “ICT meets Medicine and Health” ICTMH 2013, March 19-20, 2013, Bremen, Germany
: Modzelewski, Markus

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2013, 3 S.
Workshop "ICT meets Medicine and Health" (ICTMH) <2013, Bremen>
European Commission EC
FP7-ICT; 248294; VICON
Vortrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer FIT ()
inclusive design; HCI; User Modeling; user needs; product development

The development of products that are accessible to the largest possible group of users can be regarded as a major challenge for manufacturers of consumer products. It is therefore crucial, that the product development process is supported by practical methods and tools that can help incorporate these essential human factors in early phases of the development process. Ergonomic evaluation and user testing with real users are user centred design methodologies often conducted by companies that are not only complex, but can be very time and cost-intensive. As an alternative approach virtual user models (VUM) have been proposed for supporting the early phases of the product development process. In this paper we will present the modelbased design approach of the European research project VICON s upporting inclusive design of consumer products particularly at the early stages of product development.